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ladies and gentlemen, the meeting is called to order. please turn off electronic devices. can we all rise for the pledge of allegiance. i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. >> please call roll. >> president mazzucco? here. turman, here, marshall, here. commissioner chan, present, kingsley, here, loftus is excused. we have here the chief of police. >> thank you very much.
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ladies and gentlemen welcome to the february 12, 2014, police commission meeting. before we go into our agenda a tonight we have a real presentation tonight for retired troy danger field. this is part of a theme that we honor members of the police family and we tell every academy class when you graduate that you are now part of a family and you never leave that family. i'm looking out in this audience, i see the family, the justice. the family is here. i'm going to turn it over to the chief. >> when i was a police officer i got to know lieutenant
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danger field. troy danger field is one of the legends. i glad you commented on the other officers because there are other legends sitting behind him. i would like to present to troy h danger field senior for your outstanding performance of the highest esteem for the san francisco police department. [ applause ] .
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>> after we take photographs we are going to have -- officer give a presentation as to why lieutenant informant danger field is here this evening and his work in the community. >> [inaudible]. >> recognize troy dangerfield senior. it's a wonderful opportunity that i could not
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miss at the board of education and an election in san francisco and as an african woman to understand that this person has really set in motion so many opportunities for generations to come and i'm a beneficiary of his work and so many are beneficiaries of his work in making the way and opening the doors for so many minority women and we all belong together. i just want to read some, a little bit of the accolades that have been sent from senator diane feinstein. she wanted to join lieutenant dangerfield. the entire board of supervisors have sent their congratulations to you, mr. dangerfield. all sended accolades and they deeply appreciate your service and
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are honored that you are part of their city family and the legacy of san francisco. i have from montanao. for outstanding service to your community and the san francisco police department. i know that senator's office, they actually insisted oncoming. one of the legislative aids, team will come and present a certificate of recognition. if it's at all possible mr. dangerfield to say a few words. thank you so very much. >> congratulations, mr. dangerfield. it's my honor that you receive all the recognition that you truly deserve from all our city family. [ applause ] >> before lieutenant
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dangerfield speaks, i would like for all the current and former officers of justice to please stand up. i want to thank you for your service. thank you very much. [ applause ] . lieutenant, it's all yours, sir. >> 10 minutes or 15? >> whatever you want? >> i would like to say that all the accolades that i have received this is really overwhelming. can you hear me? >> yes, sir. >> it's overwhelming and i'm really almost at a loss for words to what to say. this is one of the greatest moments of my life to receive this presentation from chief sir and from my friends who are here to show that they are still with me and still with the officers for justice. and i would like to -- i'm not
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going to take 15 minutes, maybe 10. i was saying that san francisco is one of the most amazing cities on this earth. that's why they have always been in the top 10 for the destinations where everybody dreams of coming to this city. right now they have one of the finest police departments they have ever had. look at you, you all look beautiful to me. and i would like to say that the officers for justice, i have got a big family, my own family, the officers for justice family and the methodist church family. i feel good. i have been surrounded and always been with the city and been with the officers for justice and done some things that are most courageous. we thought we were doing courageous things as law & order and protecting
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the streets of san francisco, but, i think that our efforts, officers for justice was a godsend because when we joined, the police commission didn't look like what i'm looking at now. you are very technical looking to me. you've got males and females and i like that. i just feel so overjoyed. one of the greatest moments i have had in my life in working with the public is one time we had a female chief of police and we have our chief john white, no other city, europe or any other place would consider doing what san francisco did. it makes me feel proud to be a city san franciscans. one of
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the other bonuses in my life is when we went to court to see that people of all races truly lived up to that. and we had public advocates, we had chinese affirmative action and naacp and we also had and women now. and look where we got. we've raised the level of the game too much and i'm really proud of that and i will never forget that moment. in two more minutes i'm going to leave you with the thought that i this i this is one of the greatest police departments on the earth, on the globe, chief at the head of it. it's fantastic. okay.
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and so now we'll just march on and do greater things and we set the pattern because the things that i mentioned earlier at the time we wanted victoriously. there was not one female police officer in the state of california and a lot of other states. san francisco again set the tone with the people that are attracted to san francisco and hope that continues and i wish to thank everybody for this opportunity to let me take some time off your busy agenda to express myself and i will go quietly now. [ applause ] >> unfortunately you are not going to be able to leave. we have another presentation. we are commissioner andrea
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shorter here tonight. we'll start with the presentation and then we'll get to you. lieutenant tapia. >> great, chief, president and vice-president and commissioners and friends of the great lieutenant dangerfield. it's a pleasure to be here with you this evening. my name is andrea shorter. we've met before a few times throughout the course of the years. i have served on the commission on the status of women and vice-president of that commission and have been there for a number of years. because i have been there for a number of years i have been able to watch, see, learn and listen from the value -- valor and courage. what a day in san francisco. i had to fight the
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throngs of folks there to celebrate this moment us occasion. just know because of those signs of movements that people like you that are dedicated to public service and by all people no matter their color, no matter their gender, no matter their class, no matter their neighborhood. that just as long as they are citizens of the city and county of san francisco and even beyond. you are that kind of man to have always done the right thing by us. for that, we want to commend you from the department on the status of women and the commission on the status of women with this commendation. i won't read all of it, but it is befitting that we note certainly that when you were appointed commander of the sfpd
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minority recruitment. you were the first to recruit the first women and asian to ever serve in a police department in this country and you were also one of the police officers to work and create to certify the officers for justice peace officers association which includes sfpd minority women officers to this day. with that mind and certainly and other accomplishments that you have been able to bestow upon us in san francisco, it's my honor and pleasure and delight to present this commendation to you, sir. thank you. [ applause ] >> i think lieutenant tapia is on his way up to say a few words. >> thank you, mr. president.
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tommy, how are you. members of the commission, chief and staff here. you know, they say that victory and success has a hundred parents and failure or defeat is an orphan, right? that's the way it's happened a little bit about the j suit. troy is very modest when he says "we" he means all of us. he's speaking for all of us, our members of the union. our present justice, sergeant williams, i see tommy oaka here, i see we have something in common. this just that you see started about 41 years ago. and over the years as we pulled together different groups there was 1 person that continually carried it politically socially with a
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job bringing people in from all over the city. he would ask us members of the office for justice who in the community should i go to and he would take the ball from there and he would pull in the various groups, the gay groups, latinos, and bring people that they were parties to the suit and obviously we were going to be successful. over the years we all like to say we had a part in it. we did. san francisco should be proud. not only for what we did here, but a lot of people don't know that the stipulations that we set in our suit were used throughout the countries to integrate departments in the south and north for men and women, gay and lesbian. so, but the 1 person that i would see again and again, meetings after
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meetings, after meetings, nights, weekends, writing proposals, some proposals were funded and even before the suit he was involved and some gradualism efforts to try to change the department and i was there and i saw it. so, if 1 person i think that was the glue that pulled us altogether and i'm not exaggerating was troy dangerfield. so this honor is very merited and i wanted for you to be able to say this. we were all there and we saw what it too k to bring it alltogether. so troy and rodney, joe williams, mariam jackson, these were my mentors, these were the people that led me to do what i was to do. so i wanted to say this because you know troy, among my mentors, you are most
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esteemed and if over the years i have acquired the reputation of being a troublemaker or even worse than that, you are responsible. congratulations. [ applause ] . >> commissioners, now it's our turn. >> lieutenant dangerfield, i want to thank you for serving in the police department in a noble manner for serving in a dedicated way. but i really really want to thank you for being a trailblazer for officers of color, for lgbt. you have been a true mentor. i would have never gotten through lul ak and you
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pounded on that door and you kept the door for many of us to come through. i have a heartfelt appreciation for that and i want to thank you and we have a legacy to try to maintain that door open and we can't shut that door. i want to thank you, the officers for justice, the lgbt, asian american police officers, all of them for continuing to keep the door open and thank you for being courageous in taking those first steps, thank you. >> [ applause ] . commissioner chen? >> i am so glad that our board in this office recommended this ward in this honor. he's always been inspiring to me when i first came three 1/2 years ago. i said can i come and say hello and he welcomed me with open arms and it's
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been great to see you do the work that you have continued to do and been inspired by the work of dangerfield and the lawsuits and the work that you did. if it weren't for those lawsuits there wouldn't be an asian in the department. for the height requirement, i think it's not fair. when one advocates for another. that's the most powerful to see. when we hear you talk about the women on the commission and the trailblazers, you continue to inspire people. we will march on in what you have taught us. >> thank you, commissioner chan. commissioner kingsley? >> lieutenant dangerfield, thank you very much for being here tonight. it's been a real pleasure to honor you and what
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you have done throughout the history of this department since you first became part of it. it's really a lovefest for you here tonight. so appropriate for you this week of valentines day and i'm so happy that you are able to come here and give us the history you did and share that with us as well as the other speakers and also for you to be able to see some of the fruits of your early seeds that you sewed so early and you look at the department and the diversity within the department as well as it's commission. we all value you so much. thank you and congratulations. [ applause ] >> dr. marshall? >> this is so fitting it happened in black history month. it's so fitting. you
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know i'm going to quote somebody, "if there is no struggle, there is no progress" struggle doesn't always guarantee progress but there is no progress without struggle. the key to me is struggle. some young people don't want to struggle. they just don't get it. maybe that's our fault because we don't teach them what they need to be taught. so i just have to thank you for struggling. that's the thing. tonight you can go home and forget it and so on and so forth, really, but you see the goal, you keep your eyes on the prize and none of these things happen without the trouble. america is a beneficiary of trouble because it wasn't right in the beginning and focus -- folks like you make it right. you deserve everything because of the struggle. so
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congratulations. [ applause ] >> i need to say one thing before i turn it over to commissioner turman to wrap it up. i have known you since i was a kid, a long time. i remember those days of the struggle. my father always thought the world of you as a member of the san francisco police family and the department and i look out at this audience and i look at marian jack and jackson. you did fight the fight. look what it's done. it's amazing. you can put your head in the pillow tonight and know that you have done something in this world. i will never forget my daughter was a freshman in high school and my mother saw the list in the school and there was a troy dangerfield. my mom was so
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excited. that's got to be troy's grandson. sure enough he is. i worked with your son in the d. a.'s office. you left quite a legacy. i want to thank you for everything you've done. you've made it possible for two of my dad's partners, water field, for many years, arthur fox who is no longer with us. my dad started the international house of pancakes. he put on 30 pounds. because of you he progressed. i want to thank you from the bottom of my heart. >> the chief has one more presentation? good evening, my name is arlene drummer. i was on welfare. i went from welfare to the san francisco police department and that is all
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because of troy and the department. along with sample, james norman. these guys spent every week training us to take the test. we had to take the physical and we ran and they even gave up on us. we had to climb the wall. we did that and he did an excellent job because i became a police officer and i'm retired. so i am just so grateful to them that they took time out to see and help others and become a police officer. he did such a wonderful job. i couldn't say anything when they did the ceremony for him a couple months ago. you know sometimes you wait till people die to say nice things. i want to let him know that i will always be grateful for the time that you took out. if you want to know a minority recruitment, talk to troy. bring him back. they
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are having a hard time getting women and black and whatever in, talk to troy. they did it. they did a job well. i love you and i will always be grateful for what you and others did. thank you. [ applause ] >> lieutenant dangerfield, i wish i had something more profound to say than what the others said, as i look around i see what you deserve and everybody here from our colleagues on the board of education and status of women, you are surrounded by city family and memorial family and surrounded by your own family. i hope if there is one thing that you take away from here
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tonight is that we all appreciate the road you paved for us. we appreciate the road that you laid that led to me sitting on this commission as vice-president and all the different people from all the different backgrounds. a strong officer citizens complaint, a remarkable city department, a remarkable city is built on the foundation of somebody that is laid by you. i'm please to join my voice with the rest of the folks here tonight and with san francisco. thank you so much. [ applause ]
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>> can we adjourn the meeting now on a high note? i guess not. [ laughter ]
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>> all right. can you please call line item no. 2, the consent calendar. >> line item two consent calendar receive and file action. sfpd and occ fourth quarter status report on general orders and policy proposals. >> commissioners you have your senior packet. any questions or comments regarding the occ's status report. hearing none. is there any additional public comment? seeing none, public comment is closed. >> do i have a motion? >> move to prove the consent calendar. >> second. >> all in favor say, "aye". >> aye. >> please call line item 3. city clerk: general public comment. the public is now welcome to address the commission regarding items that do
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